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City Walls


The city walls in Carlisle were built in the 12th century. The walls enclosed the city south of the castle, whch was built in 1112 AD. The city walls included 3 gates to the west, south, and east - these were called Caldew Gate (later known as 'the Irish Gate'), Botcher Gate ('the English Gate'), and the Scotch Gate respectively. The names of the gates exist in road names in modern Carlisle. Most of the walls were demolished in the 19th century as the city expanded - though some sections, particularly the West walls still stand - these are Grade I listed.

Carlisle Grade I Listed Historic Buildings and Monuments in Carlisle Carlisle Castle
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West Walls, Carlisle

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The Irish Gate

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The Scotch Gate

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The English Gate

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Hadrians Wall & Carlisle 037

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West Walls, Carlisle

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West Walls, Carlisle

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Sallyport Steps

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Tower abutted on west wall of Carlisle Castle

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Carlisle Castle
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Carlisle Castle
- Overview About Carlisle Castle Map Street View Carlisle Castle is built on the site of a Roman fort (known as Luguvalium). Construction of a motte and bailey castle began in 1093, ...
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WEST CITY WALLS - Carlisle - List Entry
- "City walls. C12 with extensive rebuilding and refacing of 1746, 1876-7, 1985, 1988-9. Squared blocks of red sandstone with some calciferous sandstone (some re-used Roman stone)...."

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West Walls, range of buildings including West Walls Theatre

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NUMBERS 10-22 INCORPORATING CITY WALLS - Carlisle - List Entry
- "City wall, mews stables, warehouses and school; now theatre, public house, amusement arcade and disco. Early C12 city wall, 1813 school, late C19 mews and 1980s public house, etc. These ...

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Devonshire Walk, Carlisle

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WEST CITY WALLS AND TILE TOWER ADJOINING AT SOUTH WEST - Carlisle - List Entry
- "City walls and interval tower. C12 walls extensively repaired up to C20; C12 tower rebuilt c1483 for the Duke of Gloucester (Richard III) with C19 and C20 repairs. Walls of ...

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Carlisle Castle and city walls

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FRAGMENT OF NORTH CITY WALLS ADJOINING SOUTH EAST ANGLE - Carlisle - List Entry
- "Fragment of north city walls. C12 with extensive repairs of different periods up to 1973. Squared blocks of red sandstone with some calciferous sandstone and some re-used Roman stone; partly ...

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CENTRAL PLAZA HOTEL AND STABLE RANGE, WITH THE WEST CITY WALLS BEHIND - Carlisle - List Entry
- "Hotel built as the Great Central Hotel (nothing to do with the railway company of that name) later called the Central Hotel. Dated 1880 on panel, for John Westmorland, by ...

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List grade: 1
List number: 1197151
County: Cumbria
Grid ref: NY3990255828

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